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Goldie Raye Smith, 79, of Gloucester, passed away Oct. 26, 2019 at her home, following a lengthy illness.

Goldie was born on March 1, 1940 in Achilles to the late Henry and Elizabeth Hall Brown. Goldie worked as a bookkeeper for Wallace Foods for many years. She was a lifelong member of Achilles Friends Church and had a deep faith, was a true southern lady and loved her family.

Her husbands, William Hershel Smith, William Paul Rowe, and brothers, Henry Brown Jr. and Robert “Bobby” Brown, preceded her in death.

She is survived by sons, Wayne Smith and Robert Keith Smith; grandchildren, Tabitha Schwartz (Greg), Brian Smith; great-grandchildren, Logan and Laurie; brother, Tom Brown; sister, Corinne Gentile; special family friend, Susan Dugan; a host of nieces and nephews, and her canine “Toby.”

The family will receive friends Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, from 7-8:30 p.m. at Hogg Funeral Home, Gloucester Point. Inurnment will be private.

In memory of our loved one, contributions may be made to Riverside Walter Reed Hospice, 7358 Main Street, Gloucester, Va. 23061.Please visit to share memories and condolences.